BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Animal rights activists are fully on board the train of Cancel Culture. They have taken each and every opportunity via social media to hunt down in packs companies that are associated with hunting, using fabricated film where impetus was lacking. With the Glorious Twelfth upon us, animal rights activists have been busy breathing down the necks of companies with grouse moor interests … Continue reading Yorkshire Post Owe Apology
BY MARK CRUDGINGTON In July a UK sporting magazine published an article by John Gregson, former Editor of The Shooting Times and now ethics and sustainability advisor to Waitrose. Indeed it was John who announced in 2019 that Waitrose were to stop selling game shot with lead. John Gregson’s article was entitled, “Lead a poisonous issue”. John made a presentation to the world in 2019 … Continue reading Lead a Poisonous Issue?
BY MARK CRUDGINGTON Have the British shooting public been led into a miasma of confusion that may lead to the end of the shooting of live quarry as we know it? In modern cancel culture the opportunity to “ban” time-tested methods to assuage a “green” agenda seems increasingly common. In the case of lead in ammunition there have been reports produced for years on the … Continue reading Lead into Darkness?
BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ Sad and worrying stats were released by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) recently. Research shows 64% of Scottish gamekeepers receive abuse from members of the public at least once a year. And another 79% are concerned about their future. Put into context, that’s 64% of Scottish gamekeepers getting grief for going about their lawful business putting … Continue reading The Coming Storm
BY MELISSA KITE The girl in the eco-dress is making me nervous. Ever since Carrie Symonds, the girlfriend of Boris Johnson, went to a bird-watching festival wearing a dress rumoured to be made of something that doesn’t destroy the planet, unlike the clothes worn by you and me, I have been fretting. The highly disingenuous speech she made at this festival, about puffin hunting, which … Continue reading Countryside Wary of Carrie
Dear Readers, For those of you who are field sportsmen or field sportswomen a critical time is upon us. You have until the 15th of September to fill in the Scottish consultation into protecting wild animals as organised by the Scottish Green MSP Alison Johnston. https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/WildMammals/ So do please fill it in, even though we all know what their silly little game is by now, … Continue reading To All Field Sports Participants